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Nominations Now Open for the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award

January 7, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is seeking eligible candidates for the 2017 Schaeffer Environmental Award. Established in 1990, this award is named for environmental pioneer and researcher Dr. William D. Schaeffer (1922-2003). Dr. Schaeffer was known and widely respected for providing environmentally sound activities for the graphic communications industries and a rational perspective for those who develop environmental... Read More

2018 TAGA Conference Keynote Speakers and Papers Announced

December 19, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA--The Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the complete lineup of keynote speakers and selected papers for the 2018 Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Conference in Baltimore, MD, March 18-21. Globally renowned technical and print experts Dr. Joe Webb of Strategies for Management, Inc., Ken Fleisher of National Gallery of Art, color consultant Kate Smith, and Tim Luong of Ceradrop MGI Group will take the... Read More

Tim Burton Named 2017 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Recipient

December 4, 2017

Tim Burton of Burton & Mayer has been named the 2017 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by Printing Industries of America. Established in 1950, the Lewis Award pays homage to business leaders who have made major, long-term contributions to the graphic arts industry and have been a significant force in shaping the business of printed communications. The award was presented on November 10, 2017 at the Ben Franklin Honor... Read More

2018 President's Conference Keynotes Announced

November 21, 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--Printing Industries of America announced today the exciting lineup of keynote speakers for the 2018 President's Conference to be held March 4-6, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The 2018 President's Conference is co-hosted along with the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association. Attendees will here from Futurist Ken Rutkowsk, Strategic Growth Implementation Specialist and Author Pete Hayes and the dynamic duo of David Fenske... Read More

PIA Applauds House Passing of HR 1

November 17, 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--Printing Industries of America applauds the United States House of Representatives on its passage of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" yesterday November 16, 2017. The bill, which passed 227-205, is a comprehensive tax reform set to benefit the nation's economy. "Printing Industries of America was pleased that lawmakers recognized the importance of advertising by preserving the more than 100-year-old deduction for companies... Read More

Benjamin Franklin Honors Society Inducts Seven New Members

November 14, 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - The Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America (PIA) formally inducted seven industry leaders at its reception and awards ceremony on Friday, November 10 at the Embassy Golf Resort & Spa Hotel in Concord, NC: Daniel Adkison; Marina Poropat Joyce, David Olberding, Dennis Pottebaum, Jacob Shaffer, Regina Testa, and Bradley Thompson.  Daniel C. Adkison--Dan is a seasoned veteran of the printing and... Read More

Bryan Hall Elected as Chairman of the Board of Printing Industries of America

November 14, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA--Bryan T. Hall, President and CEO of Graphic Visual Solutions, Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Printing Industries of America (PIA) and its Foundation. The installation ceremony took place on November 12, 2017 at PIA's Fall Administrative meetings held in Charlotte, North Carolina. "Bryan is an exceptional volunteer leader who brings passion and experience to the position. He will do a... Read More

PIA Unveils New Print Management Alert Series

October 10, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America's Center for Print Economics and Management has initiated a new publication series: the Print Management Alert. It will provide PIA members with information on key management strategies, issues, and practices. Dr. Ron Davis, PIA's Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, stated that "the new report will provide PIA members with a distinct competitive advantage over non-members. The information and... Read More

PIA Launches Spoilage Survey

October 5, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) announced today that the organization will be investigating spoilage within the printing industry. Data will be collected by means of a survey distributed to printing companies. The aim of the examination is to better understand the extent that spoilage is tracked, how statistics are calculated, and more importantly, the range and average of spoilage levels by size and type of company. In... Read More

PIA Releases Special Message on Tax Reform Plan

September 28, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is hailing the tax reform plan outlined by President Trump today as a pro-growth game changer for its member companies and the printing and packaging industry at large. President & CEO Michael Makin today released the following statement: "For years, PIA has called upon Congress to enact tax reform that will boost domestic manufacturing industries, including printing, by addressing tax burdens... Read More

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